Some students of the University of Lagos, Akoka, have complained over their inability to access online lectures while residing on campus.
The students who spoke to The PUNCH on condition of anonymity were mostly 100-level students in the Faculty of Science.
They said their classes were above the 300 capacity required for a zoom meeting, saying they usually missed the lectures when the class got to the 300 limit.
Investigations also revealed that these students who were found in the Medical and Biological sciences usually spent their data to access the classes while on campus.
Recall that UNILAG asked the students to resume on May 8, 2021.
A 100 level student in the department of Pharmacy said, “I have not been able to attend any lecture online since we resumed because whenever I tried to join, the class would have reached the 300 limit. We do not know the reason they asked us to resume but conducting online classes for us. Electricity to power phones and laptops is not even available, we always have power supply between 8pm and 8am only.”
Speaking on how she got the missed classes, she explained, “We always wait for those who attended the classes to share the screenshots of the slides or their jottings. I am not happy at all, I have not been able to attend any class since we resumed in May. All our classes are online.”
Another student in the Department of Dentistry also told our correspondent that most times, the network was usually poor and lecturers would angrily cancel the class.
She said, “We have not been having physical classes, we are so many in the College of Medicine so we were all merged to do zoom classes. You might not be able to attend the class if you don’t log in early. The lecturers might just cancel the class too if he gets angry due to poor network or students not muting their microphones. We are using our data, they do not give us access to wifi; the wifi in the hostel is not working. If it is efficient, one will be able to read after the meeting but most times, we don’t have anything to read.”